Ethiopia : new book about True origins of Oromos and Amharas

July 25,2016

San Francisco based Ethiopian Fikre Tolossa, who is a university professor, is not a new name to Ethiopians abroad or in Ethiopia.

He is a playwright, poet and author, among other things. In addition to Ethiopian languages and English, he speaks fluent German and has taught Folklore in German Universities.Fikre ToLossa Book

He has authored as many as 60 books – not to mention numerous published articles and media appearances on matters related to Ethiopian history.

Last week, he broke the news about his latest book “True Origin of Oromos and Amharas.” The book is written in Amharic and translates to “Ye Oromo ena Ye Amhara eunetegnaw yezer Minch.” Like many of his books, his latest book is research based.

Fikre Tolossa has got thousands of fans in social media. And enthusiasm about his new book is noticeable among Ethiopians in Social Media.

Ermias Tokuma, who is among the most active Ethiopians in social media – clearly growing day by day- wrote about the publication of “True Origin of Oromos and Amharas” with passion and optimism. He seems to have hopes that the book will clear politically charged, persistent and ubiquitous ambiguity in conversations regarding Oromos and Amhara and their relation in history.

Amharic and Oromiffa are the most widely spoken languages in Ethiopia. In fact, Amharic is spoken extensively even outside of Oromo speaking parts of Ethiopia.

While the two language speaking groups are the most intermingled peoples of Ethiopia, radical ethnic politics with a sentiment for secession, and some say that the it has got foreign powers behind it, ravaged centuries and centuries of harmonious relation.

Unlike the past, in all of the politically charged conversations emphasis is rather placed on differences; the most radical groups even painted Amharic speakers as enemies.

What exactly is the new book talking about?

Fikre Tolossa, as a man who undertook a great deal of study in the history of Ethiopia as it relates to Oromos and Amharas, has authoritative knowledge to shade light on matters that are rather painted dark.

From excerpts on the back cover of the book, Fikre Tolossa posed important questions like “Who really ruled Ethiopia for the past 700 years ; Amhara or Oromo?” “What was the extent of Amhara ‘s influence and participation in dynastic rules in Ethiopia’s past?” As well, the book tend to trash the account that the Oromos originated from Africa’s biggest Island,Madagascar

The book is distributed in Ethiopia, North America and Europe.


27 Responses to "Ethiopia : new book about True origins of Oromos and Amharas"

  1. Kirubel Ghiwot   August 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    You are the Hero! This time i feel that i am proud of Being Ethiopian, this is my identity.Thank You for letting me know who am i?
    You are Patriot.

  2. basaznew   August 28, 2016 at 6:01 am

    the true book is coming soon
    it is our true history bravo fikre keenyaa

  3. tsegabrhan   September 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I can’t believe these book totally, I have seen many mistakes written to confuse readers, it is politically motivated to destabilize the federalism in Ethiopia and undermine many ethinics of Ethiopia and helping dominate the one language, one religion, of the previous style regimes of Ethiopia which is the main root cause of poverty and civil war for centuries in Ethiopia.

    • Teklay Abegaz   October 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Do you mean Fez-ralism? we have been in it for the past 25 years. right? so, what do you say about the rising poverty and civil war now? You don’t believe this book because you have been brain washed so badly that no other remedy is available other than keep telling you again and again. bro. Today, the top political leaders like Aboy Sebhat is telling us the fact that even him and his party doesn’t know 50% about Ethiopia. He is more than 70 years old. he ruled the country for 25 years. He has been in armed struggle for 17 years. he is a founder of the ti-gray liberation movement. So, even leaders like him are acknowledging the major flaws existing in their previous believes about the origins and history of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. we all learn new things every day.

      • Martha sileshe   November 15, 2016 at 4:11 am

        Thank you, Teklay! You nailed it right on the head, bro.

  4. Tamrat   September 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    can you please let me know where I find Amharic or English Version of this book. I need to buy this book.

  5. Amy   September 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    where can I buy the book in the US? order online that is…

  6. Yeshiwaseeee   October 11, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Thank You what you think positive towards Ethiopian People , we love Ethiopia!! Woyane Disturb the whole Ethiopian people b/n each ethnicity & each person ….

  7. Davide   November 6, 2016 at 2:40 am

    God bless bro true book

  8. Melese   November 13, 2016 at 11:48 am

    How can I buy your book
    Title, yoromo ena yAmhara mensha

  9. Belachew Aredo   November 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    my Oromo brothers & sisters please invest on this book & educate yourself.
    our enemies working hard for many years to divided us.
    after they invested a lots money & time for many years, we are on a process of becoming together. The civilized people respect each other & work together to make a better living
    standard on every aspect.

  10. Negussie   November 26, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I need to buy. From where I gotta in USA

  11. Yetbarek   November 27, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Pls where should i get it this new book, anybody can give me an idea? Then pls i am waiting your recommend. Thanks

  12. Admin   November 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    For those of you who want to know how to get a copy of Dr. Fikre Tollosa’s book, please do send him an e-mail. Here is his address :

  13. Fbg   November 28, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Dr Fikre eyayu yechelemebachew ende bahir ashewa bebezubet bahunu wekt, yenigat chora honeh ewketihin kene mulu kibru besir yasayeh talak sew neh.nurilin’nurilin’ kibir ygebahal.

  14. Zemene   November 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    In At this critical time, to publish this book shall give the correct picture for those who are confused. To the later generations it shall be a good reference to have a written evidence to challenge those who are creating a new Ethiopian history. I appreciate Dr. Fikre Tolossa for his works. He inspires Ethiopia. In each generation there is always an Ethiopian who defends this country. In our time from many one is Dr. Fikre. Where are we going to find this book? I am from Europe Switzerland

  15. abraha tekle selassie   November 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you Dr fikre tolosa. Now let Ethiopian people understand how they lost their history. Please the books written about Ethiopians may not be in Ethiopia but search if it is in other countries. Dr fikre tolosa did that. Please this is not politics.It is a fact about confused Ethiopians. They may lacks their family tree(ancestry).Oromo’s and amharas and the rest of Ethiopians are hybrid Ethiopians. The same people,origin but speak different language.we are the same origin.Ethiop is our father!

  16. interested Ethiopian   November 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Do anyone know where is Dr. Fikre Tolossa’s book tour venue in Washington DC? And also the time?
    Thank you so much!

  17. Moreda Diriba   December 8, 2016 at 9:14 am

    It certifies my belief that Ethiopians are not only from one tribe but also the origin of all races in Africa.Go every where in Africa as mentioned in his book,Nigeria all east Africa Senegal etc you get that there is similarities .

    To me it looks his research is based on facts, Now hope that we may not cry Oromo Amhara, Tigre, Gal Gibe etc let us wait and see until we believe Ethiopia is one tribe or not

  18. Getachee   December 9, 2016 at 1:58 am

    ጤና ይስጥልኝ ዶክተር ፍቅሬ ቶሎሳ እንደምን አለህ?
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  19. Pascal   December 11, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Are you planning to visit Canada in the near future?

  20. selamawit   January 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Dear Fikre tolossa jigsa, i am very shoked when i read your the so called true histroy it is like “Teret Teret” . First of all you have not enough knowlage of history to write a 100 milion ppl centuries a go facts. pls fikre before you pick your pen to destot pps history for a consumption money try to read about ehiopian history according to the bible and sinds when ethiopians are involved in the bible.
    Dear Fikre, are you realy educated historyan? i doubt. if you are pls let we know your back groud. your book is a trash fake history. may be you are in a risk in case of destortion.

    • Michael   March 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      You are bullshit. Don’t bother our famous scholars like Professor Fikre Tolossa. You are simply an ordinary lumpen. How can you insult our professor? You may be the daughter of one of the Weyane ignorants.

  21. Gabre   March 7, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Ethiopia sees you as a great messenger of God in our modern day and peacemaker of all.
    May God keep and deliver you from evil.Thank you for your historical book. Please continue this good idea and holy work
    From Jerusalem the capital city of the world and the place of great king-priest Meliktsedek

  22. Michael   March 18, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I 100% believe this historian, I don’t have to be philosopher, Those of you who argue agonist Dr. Fikre, I recommend you to the origin of human race ,” Every thing we read tells that human race is from Adam and Eve” I further confirm all the evidence Dr. Fikre presented. God bless you!!

    Keep it up.

  23. Makida   March 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I really like the book because it makes as reunit thanks fikira


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